Hearts' Ben Garuccio believes Tynecastle factor could topple Rangers
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Hearts' Ben Garuccio believes Tynecastle factor could topple Rangers

Sunday’s trip to Tynecastle Park is an important fixture for Rangers. Yet, Hearts’ Ben Garuccio believes his side have what it takes to emerge victorious, despite a recent dip in form.

The Gers leapfrogged the Jambos in the SPL table last weekend, after the early pacesetters were shocked away at St Mirren.

Craig Levein’s side roared out of the blocks, but are now winless and goalless in their last five matches.

Levein’s Hearts lost 3-1 at Ibrox in October and failed to score at all in November. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Those stats would suggest there is little to be bullish about. Yet, Australian left-back Garuccio insists that confidence is still high within the squad.

‘We’ve got to get back to the things that were working for us back then, and hopefully the results can turn. Obviously, its a good way to do it this weekend’, he told Hearts TV.

Garuccio challenges for the ball during October’s Edinburgh derby (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He also insisted that despite losing 1-0 to Kilmarnock in their last match at Tynecastle, he believes home advantage will have a big say in Sunday’s match.

He added, ‘I think the Tynecastle record sort of speaks for itself over the last couple of years.’

‘You see the way that we play at Tynecastle, we play with confidence. I think the main thing is we’ve got to go out there, get the punters behind us from the start of the match and put that pressure on Rangers.’

Garuccio talked a good game in the press conference. But, home advantage won’t mask the glaring issues in Hearts’ recent performances.

Despite his claims, they are playing like a team totally bereft of confidence. Even though Rangers have only won twice on the road this season, three points should be there for the taking on Sunday.

 

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